Windsor Historical Society

Windsor Historical Society, established in 1921 to serve as the premiere historical organization for Connecticut’s oldest town, invites people to connect with Windsor’s evolving history by preserving, interpreting, and sharing our community’s artifacts and stories. 

We aspire to be first in our region to center our history and culture on the lives of racially and ethnically diverse members of our community. We will do this by ensuring that our work is rooted in the history, stories, and voices of all community members and that we build our core competence in diversity, equity and inclusion, aligning processes, systems, and structures with its vision.

Windsor Historical Society’s collections include objects from Native American settlement and the English founding of Windsor in 1633 through the present. The museum collection consists of approximately 11,000 objects including: decorative arts, fine art, household objects, textiles, personal accoutrements, archaeological artifacts, tools, and equipment.

The library and archives house extensive historical resources relating to the town of Windsor and its people. Highlights include thousands of photographs, 17th-21st-century documents, archival collections, oral histories, published and unpublished family genealogies, family files, subject files, vital records, cemetery records, land records, probate records, regional and state histories, town annual reports, local newspapers, yearbooks, city directories, maps, and ephemera.
96 Palisado Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095